Suzie Notton is a skilled strategist and litigator who thrives on helping clients navigate challenging legal issues. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and business disputes, investigations, employment disputes, and professional liability actions. Suzie uses her experience as a former investment banker to benefit her clients by leveraging her business acumen and experience distilling complex ideas, industries, and organizations into a form that is concise, persuasive, and easy to understand. Her ability to quickly interpret the business environment at issue and the incentives at play has repeatedly enabled Suzie to craft effective legal arguments and achieve just and fair results for her clients. Her engaging, approachable manner, and her stellar communication skills have allowed her to guide numerous clients through high-stakes situations—both in the boardroom and in the courtroom.
Suzie represents and counsels clients in a wide variety of matters in both state and federal court, including those involving accounting issues, fraud, contract disputes, employment disputes, the False Claims Act, and class action allegations. Suzie also advises clients on handling and responding to government subpoenas, and has represented clients before the Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, she has experience with internal investigations and criminal defense.
Suzie has assisted clients at all stages of litigation—from pre-litigation negotiations all the way through trial and post-trial briefing. Suzie has also assisted clients on appeal. In each case, Suzie strives to obtain fair and just results for her clients as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Suzie also maintains an active pro bono practice. She has worked with individuals seeking asylum, individuals on death row, and schoolchildren seeking access to literacy. As part of her pro bono work, Suzie has assisted in drafting briefs at both the trial and appellate level, as well as before the U.S. Supreme Court. She has also assisted non-profits with legal disputes.
Suzie joined Salvatore Prescott Porter & Porter after working in the litigation group of a large U.S.-based law firm. Prior to that, she clerked for Judge Mary Beck Briscoe of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and Judge Edmond E. Chang of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She is a co-author of the article, “The Illinois False Claims Act: Key Provisions and Current Trends,” Bloomberg Law (August 2019).
Suzie earned her J.D. magna cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law, where she was a special sections editor for the Northwestern University Law Review and elected a member of the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Suzie worked in the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth. Suzie earned dual bachelor’s degrees in Finance and Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she graduated with highest honors and was named to the University’s Bronze Tablet.
When not practicing law, Suzie enjoys traveling, reading fiction novels, and gardening.
Suzie is a member of the Illinois bar and is admitted to practice in the Northern District of Illinois, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.